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Cast Album Released For SPECTACLE THE MUSICAL

The premiere cast recording for the off-Broadway hit: SPECTACLE: THE MUSICAL! has officially been released.
SPECTACLE THE MUSICAL Comes To The Triad

On Tuesday, January 21st at 7pm and Friday January 24th at 7pm there will be a premiere presentation of the hilarious new show Spectacle: The Musical! written by Ashley Griffin and Evan Jay Newman at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street. Proceeds will benefit The WellLife Network. Tickets are $10 and available at www.triadnyc.com
Ashley Griffin's New Play THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE To Receive Reading At A.R.T.

A down on his luck hustler and a trust fund baby form an unlikely bond when she hires him to help her move past her sexual trauma. But their search for intimacy must survive darker inclinations in a world where love is a commodity.
Lineup Announced for Broadway Sessions, 3/22

Broadway Sessions welcomes HARTT school and Calamity Jane, 3/22 BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. 
BWW Review: The Curtain Falls On Musicals Tonight! With Hilarity and Warmth In CALAMITY JANE: A MUSICAL WESTERN

Often described as an off-Broadway (or off-off Broadway) version of Encores!, Musicals Tonight! presents its 100th and final production, CALAMITY JANE: A MUSICAL WESTERN, at the Lion Theater. Currently in its 20th season, the series received a Village Voice Obie award and grant in 2004. Unlike other revivals which substantially alter old musicals to appeal to modern audiences, Mel Miller's brainchild and labor of love allows a new generation to enjoy the lesser-known works of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and the Gerswhins, among others, in their original form. Full disclosure: I have no use for Westerns in any genre (including literature) and find Oklahoma impossibly hokey and tedious. (I do like 'O What a Beautiful Morning.') The characters and plot of this by-comparison unknown musical are to me far more interesting than Oklahoma! Don't buy a ticket to CALMITY JANE: A MUSICAL WESTERN because it's the final installment of Musicals Tonight!. Buy a ticket because it's a worthy musical skillfully rendered by a strong cast.  
Musicals Tonight!'s Final Show Will Be CALAMITY JANE

Musicals Tonight!, the brainchild of founder Mel Miller, will take its final bow with their 100th revival and New York Premiere of Calamity Jane. The musical western plays a limited engagement March 13th through March 25th at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42 Street). Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200 and at the Lion Theatre Box Office.
Musicals Tonight! Announces Their 100th Revival CALAMITY JANE

Musicals Tonight! Presents it's 100th revival with the New York Premiere of the musical western Calamity Jane, which will play a limited engagement March 13th through March 25th at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42 Street).  Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200 and at the Lion Theatre Box Office.
BWW Review: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? Mines Humor, Heartbreak at St. Vincent

When the tunes are this infectious and the cast this endearing, little things like plot and characterization are secondary concerns.
STAGE TUBE: The Actor's Audience Interview Stars of A.N.O.N Productions' HAMLET

Is equality a state of mind or state of affairs? Can gender ever be freed from the masculine/feminine paradigm? The patriarchal state may seem a thing of the past but what if the struggle for power and survival make it our future. Inspired by the 'He For She' Campaign, a first of its kind, which acknowledges the need for men in the women's movement, A.N.O.N. Productions is proud to present a return of their successful 2015 take on HAMLET, set in the near future. Check out a new interview with the stars of the production below!
A.N.O.N Productions Announces Return of HAMLET: A STRONG WOMAN, Inspired by HeforShe Campaign

Is equality a state of mind or state of affairs? Can gender ever be freed from the masculine/feminine paradigm? The patriarchal state may seem a thing of the past but what if the struggle for power and survival make it our future. Inspired by the "He For She" Campaign, a first of its kind, which acknowledges the need for men in the women's movement, A.N.O.N. Productions is proud to present a return of their successful 2015 take on HAMLET, set in the near future. In a militarized surveillance state, can a woman be in charge? This gender-bending equality driven take on HAMLET will premiere at The Kraine (85 East 4th Street) November 17th - 19th, 20th, 23rd, and December 3rd - 4th
John Tartaglia to Direct CLAUDIO QUEST: A SUPER NEW MUSICAL at NYMF

CLAUDIO QUEST, a super new musical, receives its New York premiere this July as part of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. With a book, music and lyrics Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet and direction by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), CLAUDIO QUEST begins performances July 7, 2015 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Theatre and runs through July 14, 2015.  Individual tickets go on sale Monday, June 15 and can be purchased at www.claudioquest.com. 
New Musical SEA LEGS Begins Tonight at the American Theatre of Actors

Producers Lindsay Alexis, Alexa Bergman, and Jason Kovacs have announced that Sea Legs: A Nautical New Musical, with book and lyrics by Tyler Dean and music by Michael Tooman, will begin performances tonight, September 20 in the Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors.
New Musical SEA LEGS to Begin 9/20 at the American Theatre of Actors

Producers Lindsay Alexis, Alexa Bergman, and Jason Kovacs have announced that Sea Legs: A Nautical New Musical, with book and lyrics by Tyler Dean and music by Michael Tooman, will begin performances September 20 in the Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors.
BWW Reviews: Santa Arrives At Dutch Apple's A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS

The first of the major Christmas shows offers huge revue of dancers, singers, and Santa Elvis and his elves at Dutch Apple
BWW Reviews: 1962 Baltimore Comes to Life in Ivoryton Playhouse's HAIRSPRAY

It's 1962 Baltimore, where racial tension and segregation provide a backdrop for teen angst and lots of catchy tunes by Marc Shaiman (lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman) performed to stage-defying choreography by JR Bruno who manages to get some 15 ensemble members bopping around at times without crashing into each other on the small stage.
Photo Flash: Phoenix Theatre Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis presents the opening of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. This fiercely funny play about an American family opens tonight, February 16 on the Phoenix Mainstage. View photos below!
Photo Flash: Phoenix Theatre Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the opening of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. This fiercely funny play about an American family opens Thursday, February 16 on the Phoenix Mainstage.
Olney Theatre's GREASE Closes 8/28

Olney Theatre Center's production of GREASE will close on August 28. Bobby Smith returns to direct what can be called the original high school musical.
Olney Theatre Center Extends GREASE Through 8/28

Those summer nights are going to last just a little longer as Olney Theatre Center extends its production of Grease before it even opens. Bobby Smith returns to direct what can be called the original high school musical.
Photo Flash: THE STORYTELLING ABILITY OF A BOY at the Phoenix Theatre

This is the story of two dangerously smart teenagers and the teacher struggling to help them with humor and compassion. The Storytelling Ability of a Boy by Carter W. Lewis March 3-27 in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theatre. February 3-27 on the Phoenix Mainstage. To order tickets: www.phoenixtheatre.org or 317-635-7529.

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